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Transformer Fire Causing Sunday Morning Power Outages

Santa Clara County Fire responds to calls on Pollard and Quito Roads.

Story updated here: http://patch.com/A-wr7r

At about 10 a.m. Sunday morning, the Santa Clara County Fire Department began to receive phone calls about a pole on fire, which one of the callers described as having transformer, at Quito and Pollard Road in Campbell.

Soon after, calls began to trickle in to dispatch about lights being out in the area.

County Fire confirmed the fire and that engines were on scene. They confirmed that power outages typically follow transformer fires.

Patch has called PG&E for further information about the cause, the number of customers affected and when power may be restored.

patricia July 22, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Good idea to unplug appliances in affected homes to avoid damages which could occur when power comes back up.
Claudia Cruz July 22, 2012 at 06:19 PM
That's a great tip Patricia! Are you affected? I've called PG&E media relations twice and am waiting for a reply.

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